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1 A gateway to contemporary music resources in France Michael Fingerhut Ircam, Paris (France)

2 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 2 How to find (and use) resources concerning contemporary music Resources Documents books, scores, ephemera, periodicals, articles, biographies, documentary files, pictures, recordings, films… Information events, people, organizations… Spread Physical in libraries, archives, museums… Online intranets/internet, web pages, databases… Goals Preserve technological, economical and ideological issues Uniform description and single-stop access seach, find, use Reduce noise and silence partition berlin, murs paris Provide online access to contents respecting rights Dont affect existing systems

3 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 3 Framework Past 1995 Dreams (Z39.50). 2004 Gateway to ethnomusicological contents. 2005 IAML talk. 2006 Yearly call of Culture Ministry for digitization and publication of cultural contents Proposal by a consortium Cdmc (leader), Cité de la musique, Conservatoire de Paris, Eic, Ircam (design), Médiathèque Mahler 2007 Project runs and ends except for audio rights 100,000 records New proposal + Acanthes, Conservatoire de Lyon, 6 centres of contemporary creation 2008 Audio rights obtained 3-minute long free excerpts Project runs New national proposal 13 additional partners, hosting services

4 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 4 Principles: well-defined and relevant sources Gateway to selected partners Periodically retrieves only relevant metadata harvester simple protocol OAI (Open Archive Initiative) common metadata model and language MODS Provides search & browse features local record, remote contents Useful shortcuts mini thesaurus Partners make available The relevant metadata sets Add a connector to each database repository Provide metadata in adequate form Contents as available and allowed Referenced in the metadata Not copied to the gateway Differentiated access on-site / partners / everyone else

5 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 5 Metadata model: simplified MODS Derived from MARC Humanly readable XML Easy conversion from any scheme mostly optional fields Keeps associations people/rôles, subject/author/title… Hierarchical ad inf. Express structure collections/items, cds/tracks, meta- events/events… In the record/from record to record Extensible Instrumentation Rights of access to contents intranet/extranet/internet Pseudo-FRBR

6 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 6 Resource categorization and attributes (encoding) cartographic corporate event mixed material moving image notated music person software sound recording sound recording-musical sound recording-non musical still image text 3D object (media) cassette… concert conférence disque compact… document numérique document imprimé document manuscrit émission exposition groupe dévénements microfiche organisme personne … (nature of resource) adresse atelier bibliothèque… biographie catalogue centre de recherche colloque dictionnaire éditeur festival formation master class monographie note de programme notice dœuvre salle de spectacle … (rôle, instrumentation) auteur compositeur conférencier intervenant musicien interprète instrument(iste)s ensembles

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9 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 9 Refinement: by type of recording (conference vs. musical work).

10 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 10 Refinement: by provider (and location of physical contents or full-length audio contents).

11 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 11 Refinement: by person name (composer, performers, etc.)

12 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 12 Access to original record, to parent record, to MODS source.

13 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 13 Source record

14 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 14 Indexing the Grove as if it were a repository.

15 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 15 Local record mentions access restrictions to the Grove record (subscription required).

16 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 16 Example of a detailed search (of events). Other detailed search forms available.

17 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 17 Online documentation of the model used by the gateway.

18 Numérisation du patrimoine culturel 18 Project status Contents Ca. 110,000 records Google indexes 2 60% Ca. 20% online contents audio video print manuscripts Multilingual interface Harvestable by Europeana Open source Apache, PKP, MySQL… Current developments Fuller documentation Ongoing digitization METS for preservation Genericization For gateways to other kinds of resources Future New partners BnF (2008), 13 ensembles (2009) Hosting services audio and metadata Semantic navigation

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